i can see a white blouse hanging on window cill a naked body on the bed
i can see a candle burning, wax dripping, bible burning woman that i once called friend

don't you bleat out an apology, you'll always be a liar to me

i can see a black faced woman with a baby saying maybe you should stay down here
i can see a shit faced brother that i covered for what must have been the last 10 years

i could tell she wasn't lying, you were lying with a lion up there
i could tell you that i saw you but i couldn't make up the stairs

i can see a heart sized hole inside the ocean where I'm pondering a mid night swim
i can see a heart sized hole inside the bottle where I'm pondering a mid night swim

i could tell you i was dying but you wouldn't know for 3 more years
i could tell you i was dying but you wouldn't know for 3 more years



Lyrics submitted by measure3three, edited by Mellow_Harsher, HWombat

Memories on a Deck, Pt. 2 song meanings
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    General CommentI think it's actually "don't you lay out an apology, you'll always be a liar to me." yeah?
    erikawearspradaon September 04, 2009   Link
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    General Commentgod, simply love simply love
    the meaning is obvious; hes at sea and thinking of when he caught his wife
    RazorandTieon April 09, 2008   Link
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    Song Meaningi agree with those who said its 'don't you bleed out an apology, you'll always be a liar to me."

    its about him being out to sea, and missing his 'loved' ones, who turned on him.
    his brother sleeping with his wife. that sort of thing. being betrayed while he's out sailing.

    the first verse is about someone turning on him, whether it be his wife, or another woman who was just a friend.

    i can see a shit faced brother that i covered for what must have been the last 10 years
    - he defended his brother for years, and he still betrayed him. in the worst way, by sleeping with his wife.

    i can see a heart sized hole inside the bottle where I'm pondering a mid night swim
    - he's turned to drinking, trying to fill the hole that was left when he was betrayed by said brother and wife.

    i could tell you i was dying but you wouldn't know for 3 more years
    - he's out sailing away from home, so even if he was dying and sent someone to tell his wife/brother, they wouldn't know for another 3 years. and he'd probably already be dead.
    liesarelieson January 25, 2010   Link
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    General Commentliesarelies I agree with all but the last point. The trip the captain had called him on was scheduled to be 3 years long. He could have told her that she had killed him, but he decided not to. He just kissed her on the cheek and told his kids he'd be back. So she wouldn't know for three more years.
    scobie290on September 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAlso, it was his wife and his brother. They were sleeping together.
    scobie290on September 01, 2011   Link
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    General CommentActually guys, I believe the lyrics are "Don't you bleat out an apology, you'll always be a liar to me
    HWombaton January 03, 2013   Link

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